from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A meteorological diagram depicting the distribution of wind direction and speed at a location over a period of time.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A diagram in which the speed and direction of the winds at a particular location are represented by lines of varying thickness and length superimposed on a compass rose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a table of the points of the compass, giving the states of the barometer, etc., connected with winds from the different directions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A table or diagram showing the relative frequency of winds blowing from the different points of the compass, or the relative amount of total wind-movement for each direction; also, a table or diagram showing the connection between the wind-direction and any other meteorological element: thus, a thermal wind-rose shows the average temperature prevailing with winds from different directions.
- n. See rose and Rœmeria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. weather map showing the frequency and strength of winds from different directions
With the bright noonday the wind rose again, but now it was a soft west wind that scarcely stirred the trees upon the ridge; the room was flooded with sunshine chequered by the dancing of the leaves outside the window, and white clouds drifted across the sky like harp-strings whereon the wind played its gentle music.
Her question was almost lost as the wind rose again and stirred the tree branches.
During the night, however, the wind rose and Warrior yawed so much from side to side that Engadine, “bobbing about like a cork,” was forced to cast off the tow.
Outside in the dark a bobwhite called and waited for an answer and then called again, and a small wind rose and there was a momentary rain that rattled the leaves and the roof shakes and then it stopped.
Rowan stood and waited, leaning against the car and blinking as the dust-laden wind rose again.